The Secret of the Rosary - Thirty-sixth Rose

Thirty-sixth Rose - Freed from Satan

IN 1578 A WOMAN in Anvers had given herself to the devil
and had signed the contract with her own blood. Shortly
afterwards she was stricken with sincere remorse and had an
intense desire to make amends for this terrible deed. So she
sought out a kind and wise confessor who advised her to go
to Father Henry, one of the Fathers of the Dominican Friary,
who was Director of the Rosary Confraternity in that town,
to ask him to enroll her in it and hear her confession.
Accordingly she went to ask for him but met, not Father
Henry, but the devil disguised as a Dominican Father. The
latter scolded her pitilessly and said that she could never
hope to receive Almighty God's grace again as long as she
lived, and that there was absolutely no way in which she
could regain possession of her contract. This grieved her
greatly but she did not quite lose hope of God's mercy and
sought out Father Henry once more, only to find the devil a
second time, and to meet with a second rebuff. She came
back for the third time and then at last, by Divine
Providence, she found Father Henry in person----the priest
whom she had been looking for----and he treated her with
very great kindness, urging her to throw herself upon the
mercy of Almighty God and to make a good confession. He
then received her into the Confraternity and told her to say
the Rosary frequently.
One day while Father Henry was saying Mass for her Our
Lady forced the devil to give her back the contract which she
had signed. In this way she was delivered from the devil by
the authority of Mary and by her devotion to the Most Holy

The Canada54 National Novena includes a daily reading from the Secret of the Rosary.

There are exactly 54 readings. 
  • A white rose for priests;
  • A red rose for sinners;
  • A mystical rose tree for devout souls;
  • A rosebud for little children;
  • Plus 50 roses representing each Hail Mary recited during 5 decades of the Rosary  - Le Secret du Rosaire - ICI

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